Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
There's place and means for every man alive.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.